"Captain Baxter's tough too, and rather rude. But he's worked at a quarry, and you know what that does to an engine's language and manners.... He's a good sort really, I like him, but we both miss our work with trucks."
―Stepney, Stepney's Special, Stepney the "Bluebell" Engine
Captain Baxter
  • Number: 3
  • Class: Fletcher Jennings Class B
  • Designer: Henry A. Fletcher
  • Builder: Fletcher, Jennings & Co.
  • Built: 1877
  • Retired: 1959
  • Restored: 1982
  • Configuration: 0-4-0T

Captain Baxter, or simply Baxter, is a former Dorking Greystone Lime Company engine who now lives on the Bluebell Railway.


Captain Baxter was built by Fletcher, Jennings & Co. in 1877 and spent his working life at the Dorking Greystone Limeworks at Betchworth Station; it was here that he gained his mannerism of strong language.

In 1960 Captain Baxter came to the Bluebell Railway, and returned to service in 1982 after a comprehensive overhaul. He was later overhauled in 1990, and has recently returned to service following a complete overhaul. Railway volunteers are seeking to appoint the restoration team who repaired Stepney's brother, Fenchurch.

Stepney mentioned Captain Baxter while talking to Edward about the Bluebell Railway. He says that they are friends, and both miss pulling trucks. Stepney goes on to describe him as a tough, rude engine who worked in a quarry, which gave him bad manners, and rough language.

Captain Baxter is now back in service on the Bluebell Railway, having returned to working order in time for the Bluebell Railway's "Bluebell 50 Gala".


According to Stepney, Captain Baxter is a tough and rather rude engine.


Captain Baxter is painted maroon with black lining. In his Railway Series appearance, he is painted in a plain maroon livery.


Railway Series



Bluebell Railway
StepneyBluebell and PrimroseAdamsCromfordCaptain Baxter

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